The entire family made the trek to Hartford for the 2017 Connecticut Spring Antiques Show and a great time was had by all, mostly more or less. It was great to see an old friend in the form ofa wonderful Connecticut Impressionist landscape, properly framed and looking fresh to death. Our "best" sale was the pilothouse eagle, but our favorite sale was the Scandinavian paint decorated blanket chest. It sold to a couple around our age who will use it as a coffee table. They loved the unusually fine quality of the decoration and were shocked at the price (less than $500). It's a great feeling to sell somebody something they can use at a bargain price. Our next show is Philadelphia, at the Navy Yard, April 21-23.